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What the controversial 1972 'Limits to Growth' report got right: Our choices today shape future conditions for life on Earth

Image of Earth's city lights, created with data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. NASA/Newsmakers via Getty ImagesThe 1970s launched an environmental reckoning across the U.S. Spurred by rising public concern, corporations and national leaders pledged to protect resources, and created new laws and agencies to lead that effort.

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